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Walnut – Qualities And Benefits

The walnut tree is very beautiful and fragrant, which is of two types, namely, wild walnut and cultivated walnut. The wild walnut tree grows up to a height of 100 to 200 feet, grows by itself and the skin of the fruit is very thick. The cultivated walnut tree grows up to a height of 40 to 90 feet and the skin of the fruit is very thin. It is used for making parts of gun.

External form:

The back sides of the new branches are velvety the trunk is grayish in color and has cracks in oblong direction. The tree is full of leaves, texture is fiber like, and the leaves are three to eight inches long, two to four inches wide, oval with stripes. The flowers are greenish in color; the fruits are round in shape with two yellow spots. The skin of the fruit is leather like and fragrant. The seed is one to one and half inch long with two halves. The walnut look likes human brain and is divided into two halves. The walnut consists of oil. The flowers blossom in spring and fruits appear in the summer season.

Chemical composition

Walnut has around 40 to 45 percent oil. Besides it also consists of Jugulated acid and resin etc. The fruits consist of oxalic acid.


It overcomes vata, increases kapha and pitta, it is oily, strengthening, and dry and heals wounds. Its lep is used for healing boils, patches and swelling. All parts of a walnut except the oil and walnut kernel are laxative.

Medicinal use:

Mental weakness: Take 25 to 50 gm of walnut daily to strengthen the brain.


Massage the body with walnut oil and take fomentation with quath made with vata removing medicines for relief.


Grind walnut kernel with Nirgundi juice and take nasya and apply in eyes for relief.


Burn two walnuts and three Harad; grind the bhasma in four black pepper seeds. Apply it in eyes to improve eyesight.


Drink 40 to 60 gm of its leaf quath and wash the goiter with this quath for healing it.
Dental problems:

1. Keep its chaal in mouth and chew to clean the teeth.
2. Brush the teeth with walnut skin bhasma to strengthen the teeth.

Breast milk:

Grind one gram wheat semolina and ten gram walnut leaves. Mix them with clarified butter made with cow milk and prepare pooris. Eat it for seven days regularly in order to increase breast milk.


Roast walnut kernel and chew it for relief. Burn the walnut along with the skin and lick five gram bhasma with honey for relief.


In case of stiffness and cramps in body due to cold in cholera or when the patient experiences severe cramps, massage the body with walnut oil for relief.

Loose motions:

Take 20 to 40 gm walnut oil with 250 gm milk daily in the morning for easy bowel movement.

Stomach worms:

1. Drink 60 t0 80 gm of walnut chaal quath to destroy stomach worms.
2. Drink 40 to 60 gm walnut leaves quath to kill stomach worms.

Source by Herbal Doctor

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